Group Executive Director, Finance and Corporate
Tata Steel Limited
Mr. Koushik Chatterjee joined Tata Steel in 1995. During his stint in the Company, he worked in the areas of Corporate Finance and Planning. Mr. Chatterjee was appointed the Vice President (Finance) in August 2004. During his tenure, Mr. Chatterjee has led the first overseas acquisition of the Company – NatSteel Asia in South East Asia. He subsequently led the acquisition of Millennium Steel (now Tata Steel Thailand) in Thailand followed by the acquisition of Corus Group in 2006-07, the Country’s largest acquisition of that time.
With the announcement of the new Tata Steel Group post the acquisition of Corus, Mr. Chatterjee was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer in January 2008. He was inducted into the Board of the Company as a full time Director in 2012. He has been responsible for Group Financial Reporting, Investor Relations, Financing Strategy including debt and equity raising, Corporate M&A, Risk Management and Compliance, Taxation Strategy and planning and co-ordination of statutory and management reporting.
He is on the Board of Tata Steel Limited and its Group companies, in India and abroad and has been recently appointed as Executive Director for Tata Steel Europe Limited.
Mr. Chatterjee was declared one of India’s best CFOs by Business Today Magazine in 2005 and 2006 and by CNBC in 2007. In March 2012, he has been awarded the Best Performing CFO in the Metals Sector by CNBC TV18. He was declared India’s “Best Executive” for 2009 by Asia Money Magazine. He is also a frequent speaker in various conferences in India and abroad including the McKinsey Global CFO Forum 2008, Economist Conferences, London Business School and CII organized conferences. He is a member of the Primary Market Advisory Committee on Capital Markets of SEBI and was a member of the Takeover Regulations Advisory Committee of SEBI, which drafted the new Takeover Code of India. He is also a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council, Global Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, Switzerland and ‘B20 Task Force’ to advise G20 countries on Trade & Investments under the Chairmanship of China.